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Presentation by Greg Austin on student and staff data from the California Healthy Kids Data System.

This page is the Accessible Alternative Version (AAV) of the Part 2: Student and Staff Data from the California Healthy Kids Data System (PPT) by Gregory Austin, PhD.

Student and Staff Data from the California Healthy Kids Data System

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Student and Staff Data from the California Healthy Kids Data System

Gregory Austin, PhD
June 23, 2006

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Tools for School Improvement

Though mandated in compliance with NCLB Title IV requirements, the CHKS data collection system provides a wealth of information from students and staff to inform and guide school improvement efforts. Including:

Funded by CDE’s Safe and Healthy Kids Program Office

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CHKS Student Survey

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Photo of the California Healthy Kids Survey Web site

Everything is on the WestEd External link opens in new window or tab. Web site.

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Requirements (CDE)

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Database Size
Districts 1998-2005 2003-04 2004-05
Total Districts

Students 1998-2005 2003-04 2004-05
Total Students

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Survey Content (continued)

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Core School Indicators (41 Items)

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Assessing Barriers to Learning

CHKS identifies health-related barriers to learning to guide promotion of LEARNING SUPPORTS:

Learning is impaired when students are:

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Resilience and Youth Development Module (RYDM) Theoretical Framework & Scales

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Internal Asset Scales
Environment Measures
Cooperation and Communication
  • I can work with someone who has different opinions than mine
  • I enjoy working with other students my own age
  • I stand up for myself without putting others down
  • I can work out my problems
  • I can do most things if I try
  • There are many things I do well
  • I feel bad when someone gets their feelings hurt
  • I try to understand what other people go through
  • I try to understand what other people feel and think
  • When I need help I find someone to talk with
  • I know where to go for help with a problem
  • I try to work out problems by talking about them
  • This is a purpose to my life
  • I understand my mood and feelings
  • I understand why I do what I do
Goals and Aspirations
  • I have goals and plans for the future
  • I plan to graduate from high school
  • I plan to go to college or some other school after high school

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School Connectedness Scale

Assesses personal feelings about the school, versus  perceived  environmental assets by School Asset Scales.

Add Health research shows:

Derived from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Questions ask "How strongly do you agree or disagree…"

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Staff School Climate Survey (SCS)

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SCS Core Content (43 items)

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What SCS Data Will Tell You

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Total School Assets

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Percent High in Each School Asset

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Trends: Total School Assets 2003-05

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Trends: High in Three School Assets 2003-05

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School Connectedness

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Trends in School Connectedness 2003-05

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What are the affects of variations in resilience on annual standardized test scores in California?

image of WestEd publication "How are Student Health Risks and Resilience" publication

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CDE (via Stuart Foundation) commissioned examination of two questions:

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CHKS/Test Score Analyses

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Overall Findings

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High in Total School Assets and API

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High in School Caring Relationships and API

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High in School High Expectations and API

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High in School Meaningful Participation and API

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School Caring Relationships and 1-year change in SAT-9

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School High Expectations and 1-year change in SAT-9

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Meaningful Participation in Community and 1-year change in SAT-9

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Methodological Limitations

Still, results indicate that promoting school environmental assets and school connectedness, as measured by the CHKS, may be an important component of any effort to turn around low performing schools and improve test scores.  

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Other Student Data Linking

Assets/Connectedness to School Performance Indicators

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Skipping School/Classes and School Assets

"During the past 12 months about how many times did you skip school or cut classes?" (Graph omitted)

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Poor Grades (D/F) & School Assets

"During the past 12 months, how would you describe the grades you mostly received in school? (Mostly Ds & Fs)" (Graph omitted)

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School Connectedness: Low Performing Schools (LP) vs. State Average (Av)

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Asset Promotion Reduces Involvement in Risk Behaviors that are Barriers to Learning

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Bringing Weapons to School and School Assets

"During the past 30 days, on how many days did you carry [a knife, a gun, a club, any other weapon] on school property?" (Graph omitted)

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Drunk/high at School 2+ Times & School Assets

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Substance Abuse Affects Learning Environment for All

9% of 9th graders, Heavy Drug Users are responsible for:

18% of 9th graders, Heavy Drug/Alcohol Users are responsible for:

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Resilience and Reducing Learning Barriers

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Staff School Climate Survey:

Staff-Student Relations
Learning Environment Indicators

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Do Schools Have a Positive Learning and Working Environment (SCS Scale)?

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Percent High in Learning Environment Subscales

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Percent High on Learning Scales and  API

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Three Resilience Indicators

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Three Learning Indicators Percent Strongly Agree

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Do Staff Feel Students Are Motivated to Learn?

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Do Schools Promote Resilience and Assets?

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A School Climate that Motivates to Achieve…

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Now What? Listening to Students Workshop!

Conducting Focus Groups with Students to Improve Understanding of CHKS Data and How to Promote Positive Student Behavioral, Health, and Academic Outcomes
Bonnie Benard & Carol Burgoa

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Implementing Resilience/Youth Development Strategies in Our Schools

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Listening to Students

Educational change, above all, is a people-related phenomenon for each and every individual. Students, even little ones, are people too. Unless they have some meaningful (to them) role in the enterprise, most educational change, indeed most education, will fail. I ask the reader not to think of students as running the school but to entertain the following question: What would happen if we treated the student as someone whose opinion mattered in the introduction and implementation of reform in schools?

Michael Fullan,
The New Meaning of Educational Change

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